Monthly Archives: April 2014

TEI and {Wikisource} / Doubt and Imperfection

TEI and WikiSource Taking on the responsibility of a work through TEI markup is daunting because a detailed markup can yield so much information about a text and a basic markup proves, largely, irresponsible. It was odd using TEI Markup … Continue reading

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Adaptation, Fear of Collaboration and Hobbes

[I]n an eminently self-conscious age, when every hero sings his own epic. — John Oliver Hobbes (This post started off as a response to Michelle’s post “The Votes are in…and…Shakespeare’s The Man” until I realized it was too long and … Continue reading

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Is “doneness” a thing?

As our project with JOH has been coming to a close, our blog posts have touched on the topic of “doneness” and “completeness.” For the most part, this feeling of completeness seems to missing because these social editions are constantly … Continue reading

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An Epilogue of Sorts

Our work on the JOH social edition thus far has opened my mind to the various ways a text is impacted through digitisation. Like Sasha, I felt disconnected from¬†A Study in Temptations¬†because of the limited nature of my interaction with … Continue reading

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Editor or Author? and WHO is this elusive “reader” we talk so much about…?

Looking back at the comments on this blog, I started to see a trend: we are very focused on moving away from authorial intent and towards the post-structuralist view that a text is in fact created by its reader. The … Continue reading

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But I Can’t Cite It?

Students have a secret– something that lurks in the shadows, a spectre that haunts all of our papers. Deny it all you want, but the truth remains . . . we use Wikipedia. We don’t care. We love it. We … Continue reading

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Touching from a Distance further all the time

I don’t know if I have a real relationship with John Oliver Hobbes. I haven’t really read her work here in a proper way. I’ve only read it in these fragments and these isolated chapters. I’m annotating A Study in … Continue reading

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Like some of my classmates, I have had a number of serious questions about the arbitrariness of our Wikisource annotations. Based on the lack of definitive guidelines that Wikisource offers to contributors, it is pretty safe to suggest there’s a … Continue reading

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Poetry and Code

A quote by theologian Anthony Thiselton seems relevant here: “loss of stability, loss of stable identity, and loss of confidence in global norms or goals breed deep uncertainty, insecurity, and anxiety.” It is interesting that in the history of TEI-markup, … Continue reading

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Personal Personography

TEI coding is confusing, but strangely mesmerizing at the same time. When Dr. Boyd was discussing TEI “personography” I became intrigued. I began wondering about the extent to which characters can be truly represented. As literary scholars, we are all … Continue reading

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